Sports, Society, and Technology

Bodies, Practices, and Knowledge Production

Editors: Sterling, Jennifer J., McDonald, Mary G. (Eds.)

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  • Uniquely addresses the complex entanglements of sports, society, and technology through interdisciplinary scholarship
  • Provides varied perspectives and a diverse range of theoretical, methodological, and empirical contributions necessary to interrogate complex human-technology interactions
  • Fills a significant gap in existing scholarship by merging the strengths of STS’s object-oriented approach to technology with the focus on embodiment in Sport Studies
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Sports, Society, and Technology: Bodies, Practices, and Knowledge Production addresses the complex entanglements of science, technology, and sporting cultures. The collection explores themes around human and non-human actants, knowledge formations and processes, and the materiality and multiplicity of bodies through an engagement with the interdisciplinary fields of Sport Studies and Science and Technology Studies. Representing a range of methodological, theoretical, and disciplinary approaches, contributors interrogate the social, cultural, political, and historical intersections of an ever-expanding techno-scientific sporting landscape – from true bounce and brain trauma to exercise physiology, metrics, and esports, and from feminist technoscience, whey protein, and epigenetics to sickle cell screening and testosterone regulation.

About the authors

Jennifer J. Sterling is a Lecturer in Sport Studies in the Department of American Studies at the University of Iowa.
Mary G. McDonald is the Homer C. Rice Chair of Sports and Society, and Professor in the School of History and Sociology at the Georgia Institution of Technology.

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“In this wonderfully curated collection, editors Jennifer Sterling and Mary McDonald make evident the value of science and technology studies (STS) for enriching our understanding of contemporary sporting cultures. They also show the value of sport for illuminating the complex effects of an increasingly technologized society. Provocative content and compelling methodological insights will surely help push both fields in new directions.” (Mary Louise Adams, Professor, Socio-Cultural Studies of Sport, Health and the Body, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University, Canada)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Sports, Society, and Technology

    Pages 1-14

    Sterling, Jennifer J. (et al.)

  • True Bounce: Stories of Dunlop and the Rise of Vulcanized Play

    Pages 17-40

    Wing, Carlin

  • Manufacturing Invisibility in “the Field”: Distributed Ethics, Wearable Technologies, and the Case of Exercise Physiology

    Pages 41-71

    Johnson, Andi

  • The Tangled Multiplicities of CTE: Scientific Uncertainty and the Infrastructures of Traumatic Brain Injury

    Pages 73-98

    Ventresca, Matt

  • The Agency of Numbers: The Role of Metrics in Influencing the Valuation of Athletes

    Pages 99-119

    Kerr, Roslyn (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sports, Society, and Technology
Book Subtitle
Bodies, Practices, and Knowledge Production
Editors
  • Jennifer J. Sterling
  • Mary G. McDonald
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-329-127-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-32-9127-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-329-126-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 282
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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